At 2 p.m. Thursday, final results for the primary round of the Payson Council elections were announced. In order to avoid a runoff election, candidates needed to received more than 50 percent of the vote. Since no candidate met that requirement, the runoff election will take place on May 16. Ballots will be mailed to voters in April.
The final results in the mayoral race are:
Jon Barber 1,256 (24.37 percent) *Eliminated
Barbara Brewer 1,390 (26.97 percent)
Bob Edwards 2,456 (47.66 percent)
The runoff election will be held between Brewer and Edwards. Barber was eliminated in the primary.
The final results in the council race are:
Ed Blair 2,438 (47.31 percent)
Su Connell 2,042 (39.63 percent)
Richard Croy 1,611 (31.26 percent)
Robert Henley 1,423 (27.61 percent) *Eliminated
Diana Sexton 1,440 (27.94 percent)
Charlie Smith 972 (18.86 percent) *Eliminated
Barbara Underwood 1,878 (36.44 percent)
Mike Vogel 2,044 (39.67 percent)
The runoff election will be held with Blair, Connell, Croy, Underwood, Vogel and Sexton. Henley and Smith were eliminated in the primary.